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Imperial Palace Museum (Museum in der Kaiserpfalz)
Imperial Palace Museum
Paderborn and Charlemagne have become inextricably linked since the large-scale Carolingian Exhibition in 1999. The Imperial Palace not only provides the visitor with a fascinating historical overview, but also charts Paderborn's place in world history. The newly rebuilt structure is based on excavated eleventh century original walls and foundations. The artifacts discovered during these excavations bear witness to Charlemagne's magnificent court, constructed in the triumphal wake of his military success in the newly-conquered Saxony. Mural fragments from the Palace's first chapel, salvaged from the rubble, date back to the eighth century. Finely engraved wine glasses and other drinking vessels recall the lavish feasts held at Charlemagne's court.
With its ceremonial chapels and ancient cellars, the Imperial Palace presents a fascinating picture of life in the first half of the eleventh century and is well worth a visit!
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm. Open one Wednesday per month 10am - 8pm.
Admission: 2.50 € Adults, 1.50 € Children.
Address: Am Ikenberg, 33098 Paderborn
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Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader, which originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral, where St. Liborius is buried.
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